The Firewall Product Team here at Sophos has been hard at work on the latest firewall release. It’s loaded with innovations, such as the all-new Xstream packet processing architecture and AI Threat Intelligence protection from zero-day threats.
The Xstream packet processing architecture delivers new levels of visibility, protection and performance.
The new architecture has three major components:
Another addition to v18 is Threat Intelligence Analysis, which is powered by SophosLabs and our deep learning technology. Using a range of threat modelling techniques to analyze files being downloaded or arriving in emails, this feature identifies and stops the latest zero-day threats before they get on the network.
Threat Intelligence Analysis also provides rich reporting and insights into the types of files entering your network with a quick overview in the form of a visual Threatometer (as shown below) as well as a comprehensive detailed reporting.
New Threat Intelligence Analysis Threatometer
Your top requested features and many other enhancements related to SD-WAN, networking, firewall rule management, notifications and alerts, and many more have been packed into v18. Take a look at the full list of the features and details.
The Early Access Program (EAP) is expected to kick of for all Sophos customers and partners later this month. To provide everyone with a fantastic EAP experience the team is working hard to ensure the features in the initial EAP release are rock solid, so we appreciate your patience.
The XG Firewall v18 Early Access Program will have multiple phases over the coming months, with some features, noted in the What’s New Overview, delivered as part of later EAP phases.
We hope you are as excited about this new XG Firewall release as we are.
Thank you for the update Chris. Can’t wait to try it ;-)
Here we go ladies and gents!
Delayed at least until the end of October apparently.
Whats about IKEv2 for Remote-Access-Connections? Is this still planned for v18?
And what about IPSec VPN improvements?, hopefully consider route based vpn's .
Looking forward :-)
cant wait! ill be eagerly checking the partner portal to catch the download!
Thanks for the update I was waiting for it from last year when I first know about it in sophos partner event it Croatia
It truly will fill alot of customers request
XG 105 is not supported. Whis device is not in EOL yet.
Bug: The new ssl inspection (proxyless) detect all apps L7: like FTP app.
XG85 & XG105 are not supported. They are replaced by XG86 & XG106 to support V18 release.
I hope Vpn Route Based will be in the party :)
Will this version be available for home users? Will it install on AMD hardware ?(currently v 17 wont install on AMD architecture)